Fort Wayne Commemorates 9/11

By Maureen Mespell
By Megan Trent


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September 11, 2012 Updated Sep 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Eleven years ago today, our country changed forever.

On September 11th, 2001, an unprecedented act of terrorism claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans when two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center Towers. Another flew into the Pentagon, and a fourth bound for the Capitol Building crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers attempted to regain control of the jet.

In Fort Wayne, a steady flow of people commemorated the anniversary of the attacks at the Allen County Law Enforcement Fire-Fighters Memorial.

People were encouraged to place an American flag in the grassy areas surrounding the memorial as they reflected in their own personal ways. The Fort Wayne Fire and Police Pipe and Drum Corps also played for the crowd.

The men and women still fighting for our freedom were not forgotten on this day either. Representatives of LendingAHand.net were at the memorial to collect items that will be sent to troops fighting overseas. You can still drop off your donations at any Fort Wayne fire station.

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